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The Ignition Group Will Exhibit and Present at the NADP Converge 2017 Conference in Atlanta

Posted by Susan Donegan on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 10:17 AM

MIAMI, August 30, 2017 – The Ignition Group will be participating in the National Association of Dental Plans CONVERGE 2017 conference in Atlanta, GA Sept. 25- 28th.

On Tuesday, 9/26, The Ignition Group team will demonstrate NetMinder’s features to show users how to expand and support their existing accessibility reporting to make their network stand out for small and medium-sized opportunities. The demo, Complement Your Accessibility Reporting with NetMinder, will focus on evaluating network access for multiple networks and comparing and contrasting choice and access.

Aaron Groffman, president of the healthcare consulting company, will be a featured speaker at the event on Wednesday, 9/27. Aaron’s breakout session, "Are there any dentists left to recruit?", will explore the high overlap between dental PPO networks, and the immediate growth offered by leased networks. NADP attendees will learn about the degree of dental network overlap and the impact it has on the competitiveness of their own networks. As part of the presentation, Aaron will look at how much growth potential exists for leased networks, and how to identify and prioritize prospective network dentists.

Aaron founded The Ignition Group in 2004. He is an industry veteran, educated at Wharton and the University of Miami, who ran marketing and competitive intelligence functions and built networks for divisions of Cigna and UnitedHealthGroup.

The Ignition Group team is looking forward to interacting with over 400 expected attendees at this year’s NADP Converge, the premier professional development event for the dental benefits industry.

About The Ignition Group

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 100,000 reports to more than 3,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, whitepapers, and webinars.

Tags: dental network, dental PPO networks, NADP, network overlap, network accessibility reporting, NADP Converge 2017, leased networks

NetMinder Update Shows Large Increase in Doctors and More Modest Increase in Dentists While ECP Counts Contracted

Posted by Susan Donegan on Thu, May 25, 2017 @ 02:30 PM

MIAMI, May 25, 2017 –  NetMinder, the leading provider network comparison tool, powered by The Ignition Group, has completed its first 2017 update of dental, vision, medical, and behavioral health provider networks. More providers are participating in networks than in the previous update: the number of doctors increased 18%, the number of dentists increased 6.7%, and we saw an increase of 6.8% for other medical professionals, including nurses, therapists, and behavioral health providers. The number of eye care providers participating in networks decreased 8% from the previous dataset, bringing the number back to about the same number of providers in the spring of 2016. The new data is available to subscribers.

The first 2017 update includes data on: 

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  • 991,000 doctors
  • 222,000 dentists
  • 57,500 eye care professionals
  • 875,000 other medical professionals (e.g. nurses, therapists)

NetMinder’s comprehensive network comparison data is updated twice a year, which entails collecting provider information from more than 425 networks nationally, validating the data accuracy with a comprehensive audit process, standardizing the data, and matching provider records across networks with a proprietary multi-step recursive algorithm. This data is delivered to clients through easy-to-use, powerful reporting tools to help recruit more providers, close more deals, and retain more clients. 

About The Ignition Group 

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 100,000 reports to more than 3,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, whitepapers, and webinars.

Tags: NetMinder, compare networks, health insurance, data analysis, network data, healthcare providers

Groffman Discusses Dental and Vision Networks at GUAA

Posted by Susan Donegan on Thu, May 04, 2017 @ 10:33 AM

MIAMI, May 4, 2017 – Aaron Groffman, president of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, will be a featured speaker at the Group Underwriters Association of America (GUAA) 2017 conference on May 22nd in Denver, CO. The GUAA is comprised of underwriting industry professionals that actively promote the study, analysis, and discussion of all matters relating to the underwriting of group insurance products.

Aaron’s breakout session, "Dental & Vision Better Together," will explore the trends affecting dental and vision insurance plans, the similarities and differences, and easy ways to leverage existing tools to expand dental and vision networks. Dental and vision benefits are often sold together and companies that compete in both markets, or just one, will find this information about network size, growth rates, and provider participation useful.

Aaron founded The Ignition Group in 2004. He is an industry veteran, educated at Wharton and the University of Miami, who ran marketing and competitive intelligence functions and built networks for divisions of Cigna and UnitedHealthGroup.

About The Ignition Group

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 100,000 reports to more than 3,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, whitepapers, and webinars.

Tags: dental network, ACA, vision networks, health care providers, Underwriting

NetMinder’s Aaron Groffman Talks About How to Complement Your Accessibility Reporting

Posted by Susan Donegan on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 07:37 AM

MIAMI, January 31, 2017 – Aaron Groffman, president of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, led a session in the National Association of Dental Plans webinar series. Aaron shared opportunities to Complement Your Accessibility Reporting with NetMinder. Accessibility reporting is part of every sales opportunity and drives many network development decisions. During the webinar, Aaron demonstrated how NetMinder can expand and support your existing accessibility reporting. The presentation focused on helping your network stand out for small and medium-sized opportunities, with specific emphasis on evaluating network access compared to multiple competitors, comparing and contrasting choice and access, and assessing compliance with network adequacy requirements. The session, presented on January 24, 2017, included an interactive question and answer session.

The session was recorded and is available for free on the NADP Knowledge Center. Click here to access. 

Aaron founded The Ignition Group in 2004. He is an industry veteran, educated at Wharton and the University of Miami, who ran marketing and competitive intelligence functions and built networks for divisions of Cigna and UnitedHealth Group. Aaron is an active volunteer in NADP.

About The Ignition Group 

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 100,000 reports to more than 3,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, white papers, and webinars.

Tags: network rank, network data, network accessibility reporting, network access, network adequacy

NetMinder Subscribers Run 100,000 Reports in 2016

Posted by Laura McMullen on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @ 10:58 AM

MIAMI, January 4, 2017 – NetMinder, the leading provider network comparison tool powered by The Ignition Group, logged more than 100,000 reports in 2016. The reports helped users compare provider networks to win new business, retain existing clients, and fill gaps in their networks. 

Fall Update Shows Increase in ECPs and Other Medical Professionals

The fall update of dental, vision, medical, and behavioral health provider networks was completed in November. The number of eye care providers participating in networks increased 8% over the spring dataset. We also saw a 3% growth rate for other medical professionals, including nurses, therapists, and behavioral health providers.  

growth.jpgThe fall update includes data on: 

  • 839,500 doctors 
  • 208,000 dentists 
  • 63,000 eye care professionals 
  • 819,000 other medical professionals (e.g. nurses, therapists) 

NetMinder’s comprehensive network comparison data is updated twice a year, which entails collecting provider information from more than 425 networks nationally, validating the data accuracy with a comprehensive audit process, standardizing the data, and matching provider records across networks with a proprietary multi-step recursive algorithm. This data is delivered to clients through easy-to-use, powerful reporting tools to help recruit more providers, close more deals, and retain more clients. 

About The Ignition Group 

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 100,000 reports to more than 3,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, white papers, and webinars.

Tags: network comparison tool, data analysis, network data, Healthcare

Expanded Network Summary Report Shows Network Strength

Posted by Laura McMullen on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 @ 10:24 AM

New Exhibit Added to Popular NetMinder Report Connects
Choice and Accessibility Using Employee Census

Miami, November 14, 2016 – The Ignition Group announced a significant enhancement to NetMinder, its industry-leading provider network comparison tool, at the National Association of Dental Plans annual CONVERGE meeting: NetMinder now includes an exhibit that evaluates the relative strength of selected provider networks in specified ZIP codes and the radius around them.

network_summary_sample.jpgThe Network Strength Assessment measures the total providers in the selected geography, the average number of providers near employees, and the percentage of employees that have the desired access.

“Network strength is more than meeting a minimum level of access. Employers and employees want choice and convenience in their benefit plans. This new exhibit helps our clients demonstrate both dimensions of network strength when they compare their networks to their competition,” said Aaron Groffman, president of The Ignition Group. “The Network Strength Assessment is part of our commitment to helping our customers make their networks stand out.”

The Network Strength Assessment is available to all NetMinder users as part of the Network Summary report, the most popular one of the standard suite of reports for medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health networks. An API is also available to incorporate NetMinder data into your application. For more information, email info@netminder.com.

About The Ignition Group

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 80,000 reports to more than 4,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, white papers, and webinars.

Tags: network comparison tool, network data, network strength

NADP Converge 2016 Hosts Speaker Aaron Groffman from The Ignition Group

Posted by Susan Donegan on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 09:02 AM

MIAMI, September 23, 2016 – Aaron Groffman, president of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, was a featured speaker at the National Association of Dental Plans CONVERGE 2016 conference again this year. More than 400 people attended the conference Sept. 12-15 in San Antonio, TX.

Aaron’s breakout session, "Dental & Vision Better Together," continued building on the exploration he began as part of the 2015 NADP Educational Webinar series. The group had a positive discussion about trends affecting dental and vision plans, the similarities and differences, and easy ways to leverage existing tools to expand dental and vision networks. Most dental companies have added vision plans to their product offerings already. Companies that compete in both markets, or just one, will find this information about network size, growth rates, and provider participation useful. Review the presentation here.

Aaron founded The Ignition Group in 2004. He is an industry veteran, educated at Wharton and the University of Miami, who ran marketing and competitive intelligence functions and built networks for divisions of Cigna and UnitedHealthGroup.

About The Ignition Group

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 80,000 reports to more than 4,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, whitepapers, and webinars.

Tags: dental network, health insurance, network data, vision networks, NADP

The Ignition Group’s Aaron Groffman Speaks at NADP CONVERGE 2016

Posted by Laura McMullen on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

MIAMI, August 17, 2016 Aaron Groffman, president of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, will be a featured speaker at the National Association of Dental Plans CONVERGE 2016 conference. More than 400 people are expected to attend the conference September 12-15, 2016 in San Antonio. 

Aaron’s breakout session, “Dental and Vision: Better Together,” will focus on the similarities and differences in comparing dental and vision networks size using trends data from NetMinder, the network comparison tool powered by The Ignition Group. A popular speaker at this and other industry events, Aaron is a longtime member of NADP and currently serves on the Membership Commission.  

Aaron founded The Ignition Group in 2004. He is an industry veteran, educated at Wharton and the University of Miami, who ran marketing and competitive intelligence functions and built networks for divisions of Cigna and UnitedHealthGroup.  

About The Ignition Group 

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 80,000 reports to more than 4,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, whitepapers, and webinars. 

Tags: dental network, Healthcare, vision networks, dental plans, NADP

NetMinder Provides Data On Over 2.8 Million Healthcare Providers

Posted by Susan Donegan on Fri, May 27, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

MIAMI, May 27, 2016 – NetMinder, the leading provider network comparison tool, powered by The Ignition Group, has completed its spring update of dental, vision, medical, and behavioral health provider networks. More providers are participating in networks than in the fall: the number of doctors increased about 4%. We saw an increase of 32% for other medical professionals, including nurses, therapists, and behavioral health providers. The new data is available to subscribers.

This spring update includes data on:upward-trend1.jpg

  • 902,500 doctors
  • 235,500 dentists
  • 58,000 eye care professionals
  • 797,000 other medical professionals (e.g. nurses, therapists)

NetMinder’s comprehensive network comparison data is updated twice a year, which entails collecting provider information from more than 450 networks nationally, validating the data accuracy with a comprehensive audit process, standardizing the data, and matching provider records across networks with a proprietary multi-step recursive algorithm. This data is delivered to clients through easy-to-use, powerful reporting tools to help recruit more providers, close more deals, and retain more clients.

About The Ignition Group

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 80,000 reports to more than 4,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, white papers, and webinars.

Tags: network comparison tool, data analysis, network data, Healthcare

NetMinder Adds Provider Lookup to Suite of Network Comparison Tools

Posted by Laura McMullen on Wed, May 04, 2016 @ 12:28 PM

MIAMI, May 4, 2016 – NetMinder, the leading provider network comparison tool powered by The Ignition Group, now includes an easy-to-use Provider Lookup that allows users to enter a geographic search term plus a provider or office name to quickly see the network affiliations for that provider or office.

“We’re committed to making it easier to compare provider networks in the healthcare space,” said Aaron Groffman, president of The Ignition Group. “Our new Provider Lookup is just one more way for our customers to quickly and easily find the competitive network data they need to move their businesses forward.”

Provider Lookup is available to all NetMinder users as part of the standard suite of reports for medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health networks. An API is also available to incorporate NetMinder data into your application. For more information, email info@netminder.com

About The Ignition Group

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 80,000 reports to more than 4,000 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, white papers, and webinars.

Tags: network comparison tool, Healthcare, provider networks, provider lookup

 

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